Vinyl Odyssey

The Vinyl Whistle – Leeds

The Vinyl Whistle – Leeds Steve and I are off to Leeds for the day we intend to visit 2 record stores and attend an album launch so this trip will be in 3 parts. Our first stop takes us to Headingley and a shop that is very close to the world famous cricket ground. …

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Betterdaze Records

Betterdaze Records –Northallerton Betterdaze Records is located in Northallerton a beautiful market town in North Yorkshire. After Neil’s criticism of Jazz FM and my Sat Nav I placed him in charge of tunes and travel. After forty minutes of Nordic death metal and a slight detour to Southallerton we arrived at Betterdaze a shop very …

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RPM discs

RPM discs – Wingate Co Durham   When Steve suggested we travel to Wingate for our next blog I have to confess I had to google it. Wingate is apparently a former pit village in County Durham. The village is fairly typical with one main road running through flanked by 19th century cottages, post war …

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Black Slab Records

Black Slab Records and Clothes Redcar   Black Slab Records & Clothes established in the winter of 2016 is located on Milbank Terrace just back from the seafront in *sunny Redcar (*Northeast Coast term for grey and overcast) and is listed by the local Council as the sixth greatest ‘thing’ in Redcar. Neil and I …

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Vinyl Eddie

Vinyl Eddie – York So we’re off to York, Steve and I are going to Pocklington Arts Centre to see The Delines. We decided to go early and visit a record shop (it would be rude not to) and it seems Vinyl Eddie is the place to go. Steve is driving so this blog may …

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Sound it Out Records

Sound it Out Records   As the subject of a documentary in 2010 and the winner of Record Shop of the year in 2018 Sound it Out Records in Stockton-on-Tees has a global attraction with vinyl lovers from around the world making pilgrimages to this unassuming off the beaten track gem. The New York Times …

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Middlesbrough Record Fair

Middlesbrough Record Fair   Now I have to confess at the outset of this piece that I have never been to a record fair much to the chagrin of Steve who very rarely misses one. I had no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised, held in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall this …

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Bad Neighbour Records

Steve and I are walking down Linthorpe Road on a typically drab Thursday evening in Middlesbrough. We are heading to Bad Neighbour Records on the first floor of Sticky Fingers Café and Rock Bar.

The Vinyl Odyssey Introduction

The Vinyl Odyssey Introduction With Neil and Steve The good people at Press On Vinyl and Fairsound have asked me to write a series of blogs in an effort to produce interesting articles to help increase traffic to the Fairsound platform. The idea of the blog is to visit independent record stores and write about …

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